Philly-Area Schools to Step Up Security Post-Shooting

Philadelphia public schools, whose front entrances are already equipped with metal detectors and surveillance cameras, will propose new safety measures in the wake of Friday’s school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Chief of School Safety Cynthia Dorsey said that in addition to the fire drills currently in place, she will recommend schools conduct two “lockdown” drills each year, to simulate a response to a shooting. Other schools districts, like one in Voorhees, NJ, plan on stepping up security, by hiring more police officers to patrol schools, bus stops, and playgrounds. [NBC 10]